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Help welcome VCU’s newest students this summer

Join the VCU Office of Alumni Relations and VCU New Student and Family Programs for our summer send-offs. Enjoy a virtual conversation with members of VCU’s Class of 2024 before they start their college careers. The summer send-offs are a great opportunity for incoming students to learn from alumni and current students and their families […]

Reunion or not, classes stay current

COVID-19 might be responsible for the cancellation of Reunion Weekend 2020, but it won’t cut the ties that have bound the thousands of friends and classmates whose paths first crossed on the MCV Campus.

Born mentor: Alumnus Stephen Andrews, Ph.D., finds his post-retirement calling helping VCU students

Stephen Andrews, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’87/H&S) (left), started volunteering with the VCU Office of Alumni Relations, greeting alumni at events. His commitment continued to build as he next volunteered to serve on the alumni board. Then he began mentoring students, first virtually, through VCU Link, then in person at the da Vinci Center for Innovation. What he considers a “small investment of time” pays off big for the students he helps.

Intersectional inspiration

When Honors College student Dylan Halpern (B.F.A.’15/A) asked his Art Foundation adviser, Brad Birchett, about minoring in computer science, Birchett suggested considering something more complementary to pair with his major in graphic design.

It’s a well-rounded life

Mitesh Amin, M.D. (B.S.’95/H&S; M.D.’99/M; H.S.’10), might well qualify as a modern-day Renaissance man … and not just because he followed an atypical career path.

Laying down roots

Pitch competition winner holding his certificate and surrounded by the judges.

After graduating from the VCU School of Business, David Waltenbaugh spent more than a decade working in the investment industry. But for most of that time, he knew it wasn’t his ultimate career path.

Do it for our team: Take the Tournament Challenge!

Make a one-time gift of $8 today (and monthly if you want) in honor of our No. 8-seeded Rams.

Alumni directory project

The text "Where is she now?" next to a black and white photo of a yearbook.

The VCU Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce our new alumni directory. Based in Dallas, PCI publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation.

She said yes! With help from VCU Libraries’ screen, proposal became a really big ask

By Julie Young His stomach was in knots, and he stumbled over the words he had so carefully rehearsed. But at 2:50 p.m. April 21, with an assist from James Branch Cabell Library’s 400-foot digital screen, Osman Malik (B.S.’15/B) pulled off a surprise proposal to his longtime girlfriend, Faria Ahmed (B.S.’15/H&S), on the Virginia Commonwealth […]

Virus detective: VCU alumnus stands at the forefront of flu research

By Julie Young A pioneering virologist with medical and doctoral degrees from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has unlocked secrets to a deadly flu virus through plots and twists befitting an Indiana Jones movie. As a med student in the mid-1980s, Jeffery Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D. (M.D.’86/M; Ph.D.’87/M) couldn’t have imagined that his chief […]